what about further down the line? everything is used up, trashed, broken and used. what do you do then? me I’m going for a rustic, basic lifestyle and learning to live with less rather than more. – lone

Well, you have to know where to look.

Elemental sulphur is a key ingredient in drywall. And drywall is everywhere… all you need to know is how to get it out.

Want potassium nitrate? The short answer is “poo”. If you look in old animal stalls, sometimes you see whitish crystals forming on the walls and doors, down low. That’s potassium nitrate. Poo is chock full of it. It was so valuable in The Before Time that farmers used to be required to pay their taxes in part with animal poo…

Potassium chloride? Mix NoSalt and bleach. Low yield without electrolysis, but in a pinch, it will do.

The tough one to come up with is elemental nitrogen. Fixed nitrogen is required for soooooo many things today, that without it, we’ll be suckin’ diesel… if you can think of it, it’s a good bet that fixed nitrogen is involved somewhere…

The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1